Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Russell Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:45:44 GMT It was a Blast: Russell and Hays Sparkle with Fourth of July Spirit http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/It-was-a-Blast-Russell-and-Hays-Sparkle-with-Fourth-of-July-Spirit-/3049/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DSC00149.JPG'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; The most recent stops on my Faces and Places tour itinerary were familiar names on my map. I've always associated Russell with its hometown hero, Bob Dole. My kids beg to stop by the&nbsp;Sternberg Museum of Natural History&nbsp;in Hays each time we pass by on Interstate 70. This visit, however, offered a unique opportunity to see each community at its festival finest.&nbsp; I was to visit Russell's&nbsp;Fourth of July Freedom Fest, followed by a visit to Hays' four-day celebration, the Wild West Fest. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/It-was-a-Blast-Russell-and-Hays-Sparkle-with-Fourth-of-July-Spirit-/3049/ Celebrate Czechs in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Celebrate-Czechs-in-Kansas/2249/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Czech-Dancers.jpeg'/><br/>Get out your accordion and don your&nbsp;Bohemian&nbsp;best for this month's Czech Festival. One of the greatest small town parties&nbsp;in the state takes place&nbsp;July 26 to 28&nbsp;in Wilson.The town, just south of I-70 between Salina and Russell, celebrates its ethnic heritage each year on the last weekend of July. The 52nd&nbsp;annual festival will actually start a day earlier than usual this year, giving visitors three days to find a way to take part in the fun. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Celebrate-Czechs-in-Kansas/2249/